Novel coronavirus has infected more than 9.8 million people and claimed more than 494,000 lives around the world. Here are the updates for June 26:
Workers at the Parisian landmark are making preparations to reopen on June 25, after three months of shutdown. It has been the site's longest period out of action since World War Two.
French activists are expressing their anger towards the government's decision to raise the retirement age to 64.
A piece of the original spiral staircase from the Eiffel Tower, Paris's most famous attraction, was sold for 169,000 euros ($190,885) on Tuesday, a spokesman for auction house Artcurial said, three times the initial estimate.
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